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Candles with an image of St Mary Magdalene at a church in Illinois (CNS)

The change reflects St Mary Magdalene’s status as the ‘apostle to the apostles’ and a witness to God’s mercy

Participants  in the 'March of the Living' carry Israeli flags inside the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz last year (CNS photo/Stanislaw Rozpedzik, EPA)

The Pope will pray at the cell of St Maximilian Kolbe, who gave up his life for another

Pope Francis greets members of a lifeguard association, accompanied by their work dogs, during his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican June 8 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

A wedding needs to have wine, says Pope Francis — tea ‘would be embarrassing’

Bishop Athanasius Schneider (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Schneider said the document might lead to widespread confusion over doctrine and the sacraments

Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

In April, Cardinal Pell’s office said he would be continuing as Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy for ‘the full five-year term’

A family prays together before a meal at their Chicago home (CNS)

The office will be responsible ‘for the promotion of the life and apostolate of the lay faithful and the pastoral care of the family’

Pope Francis talks during a meditation on mercy at St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica, in Rome (AP)

Francis was speaking to the national directors of the pontifical mission societies at a meeting in Rome

Pope Francis speaks at a two-day summit of judges and magistrates at the Vatican (AP)

More than 100 officials and legal experts attended a summit sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

A beach in the Pacific island of Guam (AP)

The archdiocese of Agana has hired a law firm to look into allegations against Archbishop Anthony Apuron

'The abuse crisis was caused by abusers in the first place, but the crisis became a catastrophe because many bishops were not properly capable of oversight' (CNS)

The Pope’s new set of canons are significant because they locate the epicenter of the abuse crisis in the episcopacy